By Olivia |
Poor nutrition and deficiencies in some vitamins and minerals may be contributing to your losing your hair. In this article you will learn about natural hair loss treatments you can start using today to curb your follicular fall out.
Natural Hair Loss Treatment – Alphabet Soup
OK, we are not talking about soup actually, although you can certainly make a delicious pot of soup with the foods we are recommending! What we mean is learn your vitamin A, B, C’s and E.
Vitamin A is essential for the growth and repair of tissue in the body. Too little of this nutrient can cause dandruff, scalp issues and dry hair, all of which can potentially lead to balding. Too much vitamin A from supplements or animal sources (meat, fish and dairy) can be toxic, and should be avoided. Sticking with plant sources for vitamin A, you will never have to worry about overdoing it, and you will get the added benefit of all the other nutrients and antioxidants beautiful fruits and vegetables provide. Pile up on carrot, mango, orange, squash, sweet potato, broccoli, beets, kale, sweet red pepper, tomato.
The Vitamin B family is key to having strong, beautiful, healthy hair. They help with the production of hemoglobin, which delivers oxygen to your body tissues, including, of course, your scalp. Biotin is especially important and is often prescribed (1,500 mg – 2,500 mg a day) for severe hair loss. You will find it carrots, bananas, cauliflower, legumes and mushrooms. Avoid consuming raw egg white as it has a protein that hinders the body’s absorption of biotin. Folate is needed to in the production of new cells. Asparagus, leafy greens, peas, chickpeas, peanuts, lentils, cantaloupe, avocado and citrus fruits are some natural ways to get this important B vitamin. (In case you are wondering, folate is what the vitamin is called when found in food. Folic acid is what the synthetic form of the vitamin is called found in fortified foods, like cereal, bread and rice, and supplements. It is preferable to get this B vitamin naturally as there are no health risks associated with folate intake in this manner. Folic acid, on the other hand, can be toxic, but mostly high doses can cause vitamin B12 deficiency, which puts a person in danger of damage to their nervous system.) Deficiency in vitamin B6 can cause you to lose hair. Great sources of vitamin B6 are potato, chickpeas, fortified oatmeal, spinach, sunflower seeds, avocado, peanut butter, walnuts, edamame (green soybeans).
Vitamin C promotes collagen production and helps in the absorption of other nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. Not enough of this vitamin can cause dry, brittle hair. The best way to get your C is to consume plenty of fruits and vegetables. Red peppers have more of the vitamin than even oranges, but kiwi, grapefruit, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage are terrific sources too.
Vitamin E is well-known for aiding in circulation. Increased oxygen flow to your scalp and hair follicles is essential for promoting hair growth. Almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, peanuts, spinach, broccoli, kiwi and even mango.
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Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.